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A new eSports bar is set to open in Aberdeen this August, offering the first dedicated gamer’s venue in Aberdeen and Scotland.

“Run by gamers, for gamers”, Engage Gaming will provide a place for the granite city’s computer games enthusiasts to come together to play, compete, watch, support, and socialise with one another.

Housed in the old Stage Door building on North Silver Street, facilities will include an “extensive” gaming-themed kitchen as well as a fully licensed bar.

Gamers can also look forward to playing on an arrange of platforms, including: state of the art computers, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Wii U, mobile, and the latest Virtual Reality (VR) technology.

Engage Gaming has access to the full catalogue of Steam games, and beyond – including eSports and individual favourites: ‘Counter Strike: Global Offensive’ (‘CS:GO’), ‘Dota 2’, ‘League of Legends’, ‘Rocket League’, ‘Call of Duty’ titles and ‘FIFA’. Engage also guarantee that every new release will be made available to play.

A spokesperson for the centre said: “The aim is to create a welcoming inclusive space for anyone who enjoys gaming and some friendly competition. We want everyone to visit on a regular basis, bring friends and family and have some fun and banter.

“We will use the space and our community to create amazing gaming content to connect with even more people online and put our venue and our gamers on the map!”

Gamers can also look forward to playing on an arrange of platforms, including: state of the art computers, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Wii U, mobile, and the latest Virtual Reality (VR) technology.

Stewart Gibson, a spokesperson for Engage Gaming, said: “I knew there was a market out there for a full-time venue that could cater for the hardcore gamers and still appeal to a more mainstream market.

“When we found the former Stage Door restaurant I knew it was an amazing space that could easily be converted.”

Matt Sandham, digital marketing manager of Engage Gaming, said: “We are really excited about this venture and looking forward to finally having a place where anyone with an interest in gaming can get together and play games, compete, or watch streamed tournaments.

“It’s going to expand the gaming community in Aberdeen.”

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